This week (22nd August), we are delighted to have the Home Missions Worker, DJ Morrison, with us in Aberdeen.
Mr Morrison will be seeking to drop Invitation leaflefts to the various houses in our community to inform them firstly of a warm welcome to our church but also, of service times and what goes on at the church. He will also be speaking to those he meets along the way and speaking to them of our need for God, for His mercy and for the comfort He offers (Matt 11:28).
Please pray for this work, as we seek to make known to our community the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ.
On Sunday 26th June, the Sunday School finished up for the summer. Six of our young ones of various ages were presented with new books and certificates of achievement.
Our thanks goes to Agnes McGlynn, who has dutifully prepared and taught the children over the last year.
The pulpit schedule for the next period is noted below. We are delighted over the next month to have the recently retired, Rev Harry Woods (formerly of Beauly FCC) and his wife Mairi with us, taking two services with our minister away.
Sunday 3rd July - Rev T McGlynn
Sunday 10th July - Rev H Woods
Sunday 17th July - Rev T McGlynn
Sunday 24th July - Rev T McGlynn
Sunday 31st July - Rev H Woods
We've also been immensely grateful to the Rev Paul Crowe (Faith Mission Superintendent, North East) for preaching supply while our minister was away at a wedding, but also for stepping in at short notice while our minsiter was suffering from a (second) dose of Covid. Rev Crowe is truly a friend of the congregation.
After being unfortunately let down by a contractor in 2019, we have resumed some external guttering, pointing and general repair works on the building. Most of this is to the rear of the building and we are grateful to a local contractor who is assisting us.
We hope to have this all completed by the end of August.
We were delighted this week to hear some news from Gambia, regarding the church in Brikama, with whom we share a name and cause.
This week, with a little help from our congregation in Aberdeen, they were able to purchase a suitable plot of land for the building of their own church, not far off one of the main highways the runs through the city.
Brikiama, in the South East of the country, is a city of approximately 100,000 inhabitants, will God-willing now have a permanent witness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. We have been glad to support them with the goal of obtaining a building, a matter close to our hearts.
These are reminders to us that God uses our givings to His glory.